Non payment of council tax
Non payment of council tax - stage 2
The following are different ways we can enforce the liability order attained at the end of stage 1 to recover the outstanding Council Tax.
An Attachment of Earnings Order
An Attachment of Earnings Order is issued so that deductions can be made from your wages to clear your Council Tax arrears. The amount deducted will depend on the number of attachments applied for and the amount that you earn.
A letter from the Department of Work and Pensions advising that deductions are to commence from your benefit
If you have not made, or kept to, an arrangement and you are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance then deductions from your benefit can be applied for by the Council. The DWP will confirm when deductions will commence and the amount that will be deducted.
A letter from one of the Council Bailiffs
If you do not make, or keep to a payment arrangement after a liability order has been granted your case may be issued to one of the Council certified bailiffs for collection. You should contact the bailiff immediately to make a suitable payment arrangement.
Phoenix Commercial: 0844 8243884
Jacobs Certificated Baliffs: 0151 6504800
Before any arrangement is made the bailiff may require a Walking Possession Order. This means that the bailiff will make the arrangement against the goods that you own. If you do not keep your arrangement up to date your goods may be removed and sold at auction.
Please note that if your account is issued one of the Councils bailiffs, you will incur further costs, payable to the bailiff.
Last updated: 30th May 2012